Malformed Address and Private IP issue

John Van Essen vanes002 at
Wed Mar 8 06:48:15 GMT 2006

On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, Jonathan Chen <jonachen at> wrote:
> After further investigation, I've found eth1(private ip) uses the same
> gateway as eth0(INET ip).  The gateway ip is an INET ip which might
> explain why I am getting malformed address???

In the OLDNEWS file:

  NEWS for rsync 2.6.0 (1 Jan 2004)

    * Fixed bogus "malformed address {hostname}" message in rsyncd log
      when checking IP address against hostnames from "hosts allow"
      and "hosts deny" parameters in config file.

That explains the problem.  It's a bug that was fixed in 2.6.0.


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